According to a media report on Thursday, a British female Instagrammer who was in Sri Lanka has been asked by the authorities to leave the country before August 15 for taking part in the recent anti-government protests.
Officials at the Department of Immigration and Emigration confiscated Kayleigh Fraser’s passport on August 2 to investigate whether she violated visa conditions during her stay in the troubled country, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported. Is.
The report said that she was in the country for medical reasons.
He was also asked to visit the office of the Department of Immigration and Emigration within seven days for investigation. Fraser, who is on Instagram, recently posted pictures and videos of the mass protest campaign ‘GotagoHome’ in “Galle Face”.
After investigation, the department canceled his visa and asked him to leave the country by August 15, the report said.
Sri Lanka has been facing unprecedented economic and political turmoil since April this year.
The country has witnessed massive anti-government protests, leading to the resignation of the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, over the country’s handling of the country’s worst economic crisis.
The protesters made Galle Face in Colombo their main protest camp and named it “Gota Go Home Village”. On Wednesday, protesters left Galle Face, where they had been holding an anti-government sit-in since April 9.
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